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Capt. George Hyde/Hardway

SystemSystem Posts: 1,009 Officer
edited November 2018 in Last Cast #1
This discussion was created from comments split from: Capt. George Hyde/Hardway.
Our dad, Capt. George Hyde is in hospice at home.  He wanted us to post this as his last sign off.
"Dear Fellow Fishing Members and lovers of the Everglades.  This is my last sign off and I hope you all will continue to enjoy the abounding outdoors as much as I have.  Please try and take care of one another and also take care of the environment.  A special note to Ashley at the bait store, he said to tell you he still has 5 dozen shrimp in the freezer after he asked you for 3 dozen the last time he was in.  Many thanks for all of your friendships and fellowship.  All the best to you, Capt. George Hyde, The Voice of Reason (Hardway).

Dad has been the most wonderful father of 3 daughters who love to fish, teacher, mentor, confidante and admirer of all things outdoors.  He and mom have been married for 59 years.  We will all miss him terribly when the time comes.

In the meantime, if you have any stories or words for him that you would like my sisters and I to relate to him, please do.


  • limitlesslimitless Posts: 707 Officer
    God Bless you all.

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  • Saltwater JunkieSaltwater Junkie Posts: 1,086 Officer
    Please tell Capt. George that I'm very grateful for all our trips on the old Wellcraft. We had some great trips to the park in the old boat and yellow van.I have some very fond memories of us fishing the Glades, Government Cut, Marco, Jack hole. Fly fishing for bass in the aluminum boat off Krome Ave. I learned alot. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. you made us laugh and now cry. Priceless memories...God Bless you...Pete Silot  
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,673 Captain
    Never got to fish with Hardway..... Hope the fishing is as good as he deserves after crossing that bar... Sounds like a great family for that much needed support.  When I think of all the great fishermen that have loved the 'Glades and had to leave it... and every one of them a true gentleman... it's enough to do a bit of praying over... Hope I'm worth a word or two when it's my turn.
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • ReelthiefReelthief Fort Lauderdale Posts: 128 Deckhand
    Godspeed Captain George. I never had the honor of meeting or fishing with you, but I hope we get a chance on the other side one day. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
  • KrabbyKrabby Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    Thank you for all of your kind wishes and prayers.
    We appreciate them.
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 5,496 Moderator
    Just received word that my friend Capt George Hyde, (Hardway) has passed
  • furntalefurntale Posts: 19 Greenhorn
    HARDWAY - Capt George the voice of experience gave me many years of great fishing & boating experiences. He was ever ready to share knowledge and help to anyone. George enjoyed it all, offshore, nearshore, inshore, freshwater, or salt water. Don't think he ever passed a broken down rig on the road to or from Flamingo without checking to see if he could provide any assistance. George was like a sponge absorping the environment & the moment(s) even during lunch breaks. I will truly miss him.
  • KrabbyKrabby Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    Capt. George Hyde passed away on Friday, November 9 in the afternoon.  A Celebration of Life service is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 24 at 2pm.  Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Miami Lakes, FL.  Waiting for a confirmation from the church that they are available. 

    We appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers and memories.  Dad was very special and will be missed.

  • pk911pk911 Posts: 278 Deckhand
    my condolences to his family and friends

  • KrabbyKrabby Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    A celebration of life service is scheduled for Saturday, November 24th at 2pm.
    Sunrise Presbyterian Church
    18400 NW 68th Avenue
    Hialeah, Florida  33015

  • Last-CastLast-Cast Posts: 233 Deckhand
    My condolences to you and the family. George and I had fished many times over the years. A quick story.. George and I fished together one year for the annual houseboat trip with the Miami Sportfishng Club. We joked around that weekend that if he never came home that nights that we could find him at one of his regular spots since he had no secret spots. Well on the way back to the ramp that Sunday we stopped at a new spot and told him it was my secret spot. Well four cast later between the two of us we caught two trout and two redfish. We left and laughed all the way to the Ramp. About six months go by and George pulls me aside at a club meeting and asks if I have been able to get anything from that secret spot. We had a good laugh when I told him it was just a convenient spot to stop on the way back and I had never fished that was spot before.
    Egret 189
    Maverick 17T sold
  • KrabbyKrabby Posts: 9 Greenhorn
    Last-Cast, that's awesome.  I had the opportunity to fish with him most Wednesday afternoons from my junior high to high school.  Dad would pick me up after school and we would fish off of Miami.  The jack hole, off shore, Chrome Avenue.  It was always my solo time with him to discuss anything and everything.  I will always cherish the memories of the fish we caught, the ones that got away and having a really cool dad and mentor.  He was wise beyond measure and always laughing and smiling.  We all miss him a lot and the holidays are not going to be easy.  
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